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Weslandia

By Paul Fleischman
  • ISBN Code: : 1536228001
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 539
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : weslandia.pdf

Book Excerpt :

"This fantastical picture book, like its hero, is bursting at the seams with creativity. . . . a vigorous shot in the arm to nonconformists everywhere" — Publishers Weekly (starred review) Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia! Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project. He’s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own — civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin to grow. They soon tower above him and bear a curious-looking fruit. As Wesley experiments, he finds that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation. It isn’t long before his neighbors and classmates develop more than an idle curiosity about Wesley — and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation.

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  • Pdf File: what-to-read-when.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

Classroom Routines for Real Learning

By Jennifer Harper,Katheryn O'Brien
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  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Book Code : 1551389053
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: classroom-routines-for-real-learning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Classroom routines are the sequences and order that students are asked to follow, be it walking in line through the hall, or answering “present” when their name is called. Established routines run themselves, and are the well-oiled machines that help a classroom function. Routines can also provide the groundwork for a learning environment that nourishes student-driven learning. Simple, structured routines can help maximize learning by providing stability, consistency, and time management skills — for both teachers and students. This thoughtful book shows how to use flexible, well-structured routines to build classroom community, foster independent work, differentiate lessons, increase student engagement, and encourage collaboration. The ideal resource to help teachers devote every minute in the school day to effective learning.

Every Book Is a Social Studies Book: How to Meet Standards with Picture Books, K–6

By Jeannette Balantic,Andrea S. Libresco,Jonie C. Kipling
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598845217
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 410
  • Pdf File: every-book-is-a-social-studies-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This text offers a teacher and student-friendly collection of lessons and activities that help educators use picture books to engage younger students in meaningful social studies activities and bring this critical subject back in elementary schools. • Includes excerpts of primary source materials for student activities • Contains various photographs, illustrations, charts, and graphs throughout the text • Extensive annotated bibliography of picture books for each chapter that includes a discussion question for each book • Appendixes include invaluable planning templates, reproducible handouts, and other teacher resources

Seasonal Science, Grades Preschool - 1

By
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Book Code : 1624422314
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: seasonal-science-grades-preschool-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This title features hands-on, outcome-based science activities that reflect the seasons of the year. These activities are explorations and investigations in life, earth, and physical science that use commonly accepted science inquiry skills. Some reproducible charts and pattern pages are included

Exemplary Instruction in the Middle Grades

By Diane Lapp,Barbara Moss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Book Code : 1462502954
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: exemplary-instruction-in-the-middle-grades.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Offering fresh alternatives to common instructional practices that fail to get results, this accessible, highly practical guide highlights ways to motivate middle school students while enhancing content-area learning. Each chapter features an enlightening case study of a teacher whose current strategies are not supported by research; describes effective instructional alternatives, illustrated with concrete examples; and lists online resources and lesson examples. Emphasis is given to supporting critical engagement with texts and drawing on technology and new literacies. The book covers specific content areas—including science, social studies, math, and literature—as well as ways to teach oral literacy and writing across the curriculum.

Inclusion

By Linda Evans
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135394679
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: inclusion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inclusion is much more than special needs – it’s also about helping the hard to reach, the gifted and talented, those with English as an additional language and much more depending on your area and its social and cultural diversity. Whatever the individual make up of your school, this book will tell you the basic principles that you need in order to both satisfy OfSTED and provide the right opportunities for your pupils.

Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario, Grade 3

By Jennifer Lawson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Book Code : 1553799526
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: hands-on-social-studies-for-ontario-grade-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested hands-on, minds-on activities, this resource conveniently includes everything both teachers and students need. The grade 3 book is divided into two units: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850 Living and Working in Ontario STAND-OUT FEATURES focuses on the goals of the Ontario Social Studies curriculum adheres to the Growing Success document for assessment, evaluating, and reporting in Ontario schools builds understanding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives TIME-SAVING, COST-EFFECTIVE FEATURES includes the five components of the inquiry model opportunities for self-reflection and activating prior knowledge authentic assessment for, as, and of learning social studies thinking concepts, guided inquiry questions, and learning goals support for developing historical thinking skills access to digital image banks and digital reproducibles (Find download instructions in the Appendix of the book)

Hands-On Ecology

By Colleen Kessler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000493261
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: hands-on-ecology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hands-On Ecology immerses students in the world of real-life ecologists. Through engaging authentic learning experiences, students will explore ecological habitats while building STEM skills. This book is packed with activities that can easily be conducted in the classroom using everyday materials and includes everything teachers need to help students to explore the makeup of their world, including the animals, plants, and organisms that inhabit it. From studying their local ecosystem to exploring environmentalism and ways they can contribute to conservationism, students will not just learn about ecology—they will be ecologists! Grades 2-3